Philip Newborough (aka corenominal) announced Friday that CrunchBang Linux (aka #!) is no longer going to be actively developed. It’s a sad day for fans of the Openbox window manager. Mr. Newborough suggested that users would get the best out of just operating plain old Debian, the foundation of many popular Linux distros these days. I’ll consider it eventually, Mr. Newborough, but let me just revel in my slick lightweight custom environment for a little longer.
Mr. Newborough is fine with letting the project carry on in some fashion or another, but he requests that it carry a different name. We’ll see how long that lasts and how it pans out. One name floated out there was Sparkle Dancer, and that makes me weep. Maybe it’s time to get drunk and experiment with FreeBSD.